Washington University is one of only two Pediatric Emergency Medicine programs nationally to have been awarded a training grant (T32) from the National Institutes of Health. The ultimate goal of the T32 grant is to provide the resources necessary to develop a successful career as a physician scientist.
What are the Benefits of this Grant?
The primary objective is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the health-related research needs of the Nation. The ultimate goal is to provide all the resources necessary to develop a successful career as a physician scientist.
Protected time – reduced clinical hours during the second and third years of your fellowship in order to focus on research and educational opportunities
They are very common in academic medicine, with many institutions having T32 grants in multiple departments and divisions. At WUSM, multiple divisions within the Department of Pediatrics have fellows on T32 grants, including Newborn Medicine, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, and Pediatric Endocrinology. T32 grants are utilized differently both across institutions as well as within a single institution.
Washington University is one of only two Pediatric Emergency Medicine programs nationally to have been awarded a training grant (T32) from the National Institutes of Health, often leading to advanced degrees (Masters of Public Health or Masters of Clinical Investigation) for interested fellows. Very few fellows in PEM have an opportunity to receive support from an NIH training grant.
How Do I Apply for a T32 Grant?
We may consider offering the fellowship spot for the T32 outside of the match for a well-qualified and interested applicant.
If you are interested in the T32, please indicate this at the time of your application, as your interview schedule will be modified in order to provide more time and opportunities for you to learn about the T32 and for us to learn more about your academic interests.
If we offer this spot outside of the match, it will be determined before rank lists for the match are due. If you interview for T32 position and do not receive it, you can still enter the match, and could still match at WUSM/SLCH into our traditional spot.
If we do not fill the T32 spot outside of the match, and thus take two fellows through the match, one of the fellows could still be eligible for T32 grant support.
Who is Eligible for a T32 Grant?
You must be a US citizen or permanent resident (i.e. green card holder) to be on the T32. This is a restriction imposed by the NIH for their training grants, and not part of our university or hospital policy.
Indi used his T32 grant time to further research in malnourished children in Malawi
Awards: APA Fellow Research Award Winner, 2011
Fahd designed and implemented an intervention that used computer-based interviews to prospectively identify and test adolescents at risk for Chlamydia and N. gonorrhea infection during visits to the SLCH ED
Awards: APA Ludwig-Seidel Award and APA Fellow Research Award winner, 2012.
With this grant, Sri studied a novel technique of ketmaine administration and found the dose of ketmaine that achieves brief and effective sedation using this technique.
Awards: Ken Graff Award Winner, 2012
Ruth is using her grant to conduct research in predictive indicators of pediatric massive blood transfusion, and to study the effect of massive transfusion protocol on the outcome in injured children